South Austin has long been a mecca for artists, creatives, and adventure-seekers. Lovingly referred to as “the ’04” because of its 78704 zip code, the neighborhood encompassing South First and South Lamar bustles with art, music, and scrumptious food. Sure, the real-estate prices escalate each year, but you’ll never run out of fun things to do in this charming neighborhood in Austin.
End of an Ear
This cozy little record store sits along South First Street and just begs for you to come by. Audiophiles will have no trouble spending hours perusing their shelves and gawking at their record players. This store is a true gem.
Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds
Everyone knows that costume parties are the best kind of revelry. When the next theme party arrives, there's no better place to grab your garb than at Lucy In Disguise with Diamonds. From medieval wear to Marvel characters, they've got it all.
Radio Coffee and Beer
Whether you need a caffeine boost or something to take the edge off, this neighborhood coffee bar has you covered. Monday nights are full of front porch bluegrass jams, and weekends bustle with grooving rock and roll.
This neon-sign art gallery is most famous for the iconic mural on the side. The "Greetings from Austin" postcard has adorned the wall since 1998 and was painted by Todd Sanders and Rory Skagen.
C-Boy's Heart & Soul
At the south end of South Congress Ave, C-Boys Heart and & Soul blasts grooving blues music seven nights a week.
The Highball sits right next to The Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar. This bar and music venue hosts a variety of events ranging from record release parties to karaoke competitions.
The Saxon Pub
When Kris Kristofferson calls a venue a cozy as "playing in his own living room," you know this is an amazing place to hear live music. With several sets every night of the week, The Saxon Pub remains a South Austin favorite.
This South Austin coffee stop was created from a simple shipping container, and their baked goods are to die for. Even those with dietary restrictions can enjoy a Picnik muffin in the morning. Local studios often offer free workout classes on the Picnik lawn on weekends.